Church Deacons vs. the Welfare State

Written by Gary North on July 23, 2016

When those of us who reject the idea of the welfare state make our case against state-funded wealth-redistribution, someone will say: “What are you doing to help the poor?” It’s a legitimate question, even if asked rhetorically? Why? Because you can’t beat something with nothing. There will come a day when the welfare state will […]

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Bribery and Judgment

Written by Gary North on July 23, 2016

And thou shalt take no gift: for the gift blindeth the wise, and perverteth the words of the righteous (Ex. 23:8).  The context of this law is judgment rendered in a court. Judges are not to render false judgment in favor of a poor man (v. 3) or against him (v. 6). People are not […]

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Seminaries vs. Church Growth

Written by Gary North on July 23, 2016

So he departed thence, and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, who was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen before him, and he with the twelfth: and Elijah passed by him, and cast his mantle upon him. And he left the oxen, and ran after Elijah, and said, Let me, I pray thee, kiss my […]

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One Day at the Top: Robert Hernandez, 1958

Written by Gary North on July 23, 2016

I have wanted to tell this story for a long time. I was cleaning out a box of memorabilia. I don’t have much. Now I have less: about a 4-inch stack of magazines. I came across a publication the size of a magazine, Southern California Football 1958. It covered high schools mostly, with a few […]

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VHS, RIP

Posted on July 23, 2016

By Iain Paul A company in Japan only recently realized it was time to stop making Video Home System machines—commonly known as VHS. Japan-based Funai announced earlier in July that it would cease production of its VHS player, which was sold under various brands worldwide. The company said it decided to cease production due to […]

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Dallas Murders and a Gun Control Vote

Written by Gary North on July 9, 2016

Paul Ryan had planned a vote on limiting suspected terrorists’ access to legal guns. This was correctly perceived by second amendment supporters as a sell-out. A list that bars suspected terrorists from flying on a commercial airplane is inherently unconstitutional in the first place. Either the government arrests a suspected terrorist and tries him in […]

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Video: China’s Forced Organ Harvesting

Written by Gary North on July 9, 2016

Here is a story that deserves more attention. The estimate: 100,000 people a year “donate” their vital organs. Then they lose vitality, such as heartbeats. They don’t get paid. This is Communism. People do this for the sake of the cause, it says here. There is a book on this: Bloody Harvest. It was published […]

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How to Write Like Thomas Jefferson

Written by Gary North on July 9, 2016

The Declaration was an exercise in rhetoric: verbal persuasion. He had to persuade at least half a dozen different audiences. Until a student identifies all of them, he will not understand the Declaration. Yet this is rarely taught, even at the upper division college level. You have to know what he was trying to do. […]

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Demographic Suicide: Europe, Pat Buchanan, and Islam

Written by Gary North on July 9, 2016

Except when he offers his views on tariffs, namely, that sales taxes on imports would help America, I like Pat Buchanan’s views. He sees that the West is in a state of moral decline. He sees that Europe is committing suicide demographically. This is visible in the various national birth rates: below replacement rate of […]

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